Kilbisha, Kilbiṣa: 12 definitions


Kilbisha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Kilbiṣa can be transliterated into English as Kilbisa or Kilbisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष) refers to a “sin”. It can also be spelled as Kilviṣa (किल्विष). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 6.72)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष) [=kilviṣa?] refers to “faults”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 2.28cd-33]—“Now, I shall explain the limbs of the mantra, with which, tied together, he achieves perfection. [...] The netra [aṅgamantra], [which is] most powerful and destroys all faults (sarva-kilviṣa-nāśana), begins with Bhairava [j], and an oṃ [and] situated with a head always in motion [y]. That astramantra is proclaimed ajīvaka [pha] joined with ṭa. The six aṅgas of the mantrarāṭ [i.e., the mṛtyuñjayamantra], which confers siddhis, is declared”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष) refers to one of the ten divisions of Gods, situated in the “upper World” (ūrdhvaloka), according to chapter 2.3 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.—Accordingly:—“[...] The 10 divisions of the gods are: Indras, Sāmānikas, Trāyastriṃśas, Pārṣadyas, Rakṣakas, Lokapālas, Anīkas, Prakīrṇas, Ābhiyogikas, Kilbiṣikas. [....] The Kilbiṣas are like the lowest castes. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kilbiṣa (किल्बिष).—n S corruptly kilmiṣa n Sin, 2 fig. Foulness, filth, nastiness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kilbiśa (किल्बिश).—n Sin. Fig. Foulness, filth.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष).—

1) Sin; Manusmṛti 4.243;1.118; यज्ञशिष्टाशिनः सन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्वकिल्बिषैः (yajñaśiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarvakilbiṣaiḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 3.13,6.45; R.11.34.

2) A fault, offence, injury, guilt; तस्य तत्किल्बिषं नित्यं हृदि वर्तति भार्गव (tasya tatkilbiṣaṃ nityaṃ hṛdi vartati bhārgava) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.5.2. Manusmṛti 8.235.

3) A disease, sickness.

4) A calamity, adversity; पितेव पुत्रं धर्मात्मंस्त्रातुमर्हसि किल्बिषात् (piteva putraṃ dharmātmaṃstrātumarhasi kilbiṣāt) Rā.m.1.62.7.

5) Fraud, deceit; यदयं किल्बिषा- द्भेदः कृतोऽप्येवं न गृह्यते (yadayaṃ kilbiṣā- dbhedaḥ kṛto'pyevaṃ na gṛhyate) Rām.2.23.13.

6) Enmity, hostility; भास्करस्यौरसः पुत्रो वालिना कृतकिल्बिषः (bhāskarasyaurasaḥ putro vālinā kṛtakilbiṣaḥ) Rām.3.72.21.

-ṣaḥ as किल्बिषम् (kilbiṣam); प्राणायामैर्दहेद्दोषान्धारणाभिश्च किल्बिषान् (prāṇāyāmairdaheddoṣāndhāraṇābhiśca kilbiṣān) Bhāg. 3.28.11. -a. Sinful; नैतन्मनसि वाक्यं मे किल्बिषं प्रतितिष्ठति (naitanmanasi vākyaṃ me kilbiṣaṃ pratitiṣṭhati) Rām.5.24.7.

Derivable forms: kilbiṣam (किल्बिषम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष).—[neuter] fault, guilt, sin against (—°), offence, injury; p. ṣin†.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष):—n. (ifc. f(ā). ) fault, offence, sin, guilt, [Ṛg-veda v, 34, 4; Atharva-veda; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc. (once m., [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iii, 28, 11])

2) injustice, injury, [Mahābhārata i, 882]

3) disease, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kilbiṣa (किल्बिष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kibbisa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kilbisha in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kilbiṣa (ಕಿಲ್ಬಿಷ):—

1) [noun] something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; a defect; a fault; an offence; a sin.

2) [noun] want of sound health; a disease; illness.

3) [noun] failure to have or do what is required.

4) [noun] (fig.) the tendency to cheat others; the quality of being unjust or unfair; lack of justice; injustice.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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